staying with us for the next hour. do you ever watch the prison shows here on msnbc? they come on friday nights, after our show, usually, and they're always playing on the weekends? the prison shows on msnbc are really good, and they get really good ratings. so i know that you say, oh, no, i'm not watching them. statistically speaking, at least some of you are. actually, a lot of you are. actually, more of you that are watching me are watching the prison shows. but if you have ever watched one of msnbc's really excellent prison shows, you have probably seen it start with a warning that the subject matter may be for mature audiences only. you've seen that, right? well, this here, tonight, is not an msnbc prison show, this is, in fact, our lead story tonight about what is happening in washington right now, and whether or not we're going to have a government shutdown. but in order to do that story, i actually have to air that same warning now, before i show you what happened today in washington.